It’s well past Thanksgiving, but boy do we ever have bountiful food and reasons for thanks.
Earlier this week, my mom bought a bunch of groceries from the Asian supermarket. My brother and I went grocerying later so I could make dinner in time for my parents to arrive from the hospital on a few separate occasions. Finally, one of my dad’s coworkers brought food yesterday while my brother and I were at the wedding.
I don’t normally post vertical photos at full width, but for this, I am. Here’s our fridge:
My dad’s coworker rounded up food from other coworkers and brought:
- a lasagna big enough to feed 20 people
- a mystery casserole that’s just as big and heavy as the lasagna (this casserole has since been transferred to the freezer)
- a bucket of KFC
- a big thing of salad from Olive Garden (that’s the alien-yellow whatsit in the top right corner — yellow because of the fridge light)
- soups from Le Madeleine
- breadsticks from Olive Garden (not pictured, because they’re on our kitchen table)
Not to mention leftovers from each of the dinners I’ve made this past week, some prepared foods my mom bought at the Asian supermarket and a whole slew of produce and other random foodstuffs.
And there must be room for the rack of dry-aged prime beef roast that I’m getting from the Whole Foods meat market on Thursday.
Believe me, I’m thankful for all this food. I just wish my older brother were here already to help us finish it all before the Christmas Eve feast.
- ADDENDUM — Dec. 19, 6:10 p.m. CST —
One of my mom’s running partners also made haleem for us. This dish will not be going into the freezer alongside the mystery casserole.
Additionally, I forgot to mention that we have a full soup pot of homemade chicken stock, made from chicken thighs that had to be cooked soon or get tossed out.
- ADDENDUM — Dec. 19, 7:45 p.m. CST —
With a little help, Jeff has identified most of the foodstuffs in the fridge and tagged notes on the photo in Flickr. Check it out — hover your cursor over the photo to see where the tags are and read the notes.